CHICKEN HAWKS III
I’ve been noticing a resurgence of the silly “chicken hawk” argument around the blogosphere the last couple of days. Alex Knapp notes that that meme went around in January. Indeed, Christopher Hitchens did a beautiful job shredding that canard on Veterans’ Day 2002. Let’s get past the silly name calling, shall we?
Update (1603): Baldilocks has coined the tongue-in-cheek term “chicken dove”:
If the “chickenhawk” meme is a justifiable one, conversely, does that mean that all of the legion non-veteran 60s protesters of the Vietnam War also had no legitimate opinion to offer on the subject? Heck, what did they know about being a soldier? Right?
(Hat tip: Dean Esmay)